CRS (special category of french cops) in precarious balance.
Thanks and bravo to the acrobats for their involvement in this artistic project and for their dexterity.
Project carried out as part of the French Ministry of Culture’s Street Art call for projects.
Bien Urbain 8
1 month: From 8th june to 8th july 2018
Site: Hôp Hop Hop (Besançon, FR)
Associate artist: Brad Downey (US)
16 guest artists : Christian Eisenberger (AUT), Julien Fargetton (FR), John Fekner (US), Somaticae (FR), Olivier Grossetête (FR), Deana Kolenčiková (CZ), Cie La Méandre (FR), Jérôme Fino (FR), Igor Ponosov (RU), Yevgen Samborsky (UKR), Santiago Sierra (ES), Helmut Smits (NL), Brad Troemel (US), Vladimir Turner (CZ), Jazoo Yang (KOR), Brad Downey (US)
In Brad Downey’s works everything makes reference to the external and the real or social limits that constitute the urban area. Taking advantage of daily flaws (damaged barrier, abandoned bicycle, construction site…), he uses the means he has, detritus from construction tools, to design spontaneous sculptures and create strong, odd or irreverent ephemeral situations. His work revolves mainly around the role of the individual in the city and its physical or dreamlike construction. Taking advantage of the flaws in the environment in which he finds himself, he uses the means in his possession to produce his spontaneous sculptures. He plays with street objects in an unconventional way to reorganize them and give them a new meaning. His creations live to the rhythm of the environment in which they are created and can therefore remain in place for only a few minutes. Interested in geopolitical power issues as much as in the absurdity of everyday situations, he is today one of the benchmarks of international urban art.
Mathieu Tremblin, Quentin Coussirat, Vladimir Turner